Ford is three! We had the best time celebrating our big three year old all weekend long! He is a big fan of Batman, so we had a Fordman/Batman birthday party on Friday evening with family/friends at our house. I don’t think he could have had more fun than he did! I’ll share more on his party tomorrow.
Ford has been the sweetest addition to our family. He loves his brothers so much and he is always up for anything/everything! We love you Ford!
He continues to be tall and weighs about 38 pounds.
Ford moved out of his crib and into a big boy bed earlier this year. He was crawling out of his crib, so we decided to make the transition. He did really well and loves his big boy bed. We had to work through some sleep issues – he went through a phase of being hard to get to bed, middle of the night waking and early morning wake ups (all at different times!). Also, he stopped going down for naps right after his second birthday. I tried everything I could (William napped until he was 5!), but the only time I can get him to nap is in the car. He is an early riser and ready to go before 7 am each morning!
There is no lack of personality with Ford! He has a ton of it! He’s very strong-willed and acts much older than he is, but then he will want to be the baby again. He keeps us laughing and on our toes all the time. He loves the color blue and will always pick blue anything!
He loves this brothers, always asking “Where’d the brothers go?”, doing puzzles, playing make believe and loves to cuddle up for a movie. His favorite type of play is imaginary play with Henry. They can make believe play for hours. He likes to pretend to read – pointing at the pages and “reading” what it says. Ford loves characters – Batman, Chase, Sonic etc. He gets obsessed with one and that’s all he wants to play/read/talk about!
He is usually up before 7, he may catch a cat nap in the car and bedtime starts around 7:30. Since there are no more naps in his bed, he is very go with the flow and we aren’t on much of a schedule these days.
I’m pretty sure Ford could be a vegetarian. He could eat only veggies for every meal. My first child to do that! For breakfast, Ford loves greek yogurt with berries, flax and cacao nibs. For lunch, he likes avocado, peppers, carrots and he loves toast. For dinner, he likes rice and veggies bowls, grilled cheese and occasionally a burger!
Since he turned two last year, Ford has been to San Diego for our yearly beach trip with extended family, Vail right after Thanksgiving, London, Hampshire, Paris and Cabo! He’s a great traveler – always goes with the flow!
Ford started pre-school in the fall and loved it. He had the best year and made the sweetest friends. He’s also in swim lessons and loves them! That’s all his scheduled activities for now.
- Moved to big boy bed
- Learned to swim
- Gets himself dressed
- Started pre-school last Fall
Must-Have Items for Three Year Old:
- Scooter: His favorite toy ever – he has clocked so many miles on that scooter!
- Balance bike: This is the balance bike that we used for the boys and Ford is starting to show interest in it
- Toys: Magna Tiles, puzzles and legos
- Favorite pajamas: They are so soft and Ford loves the pictures on them
- Step stool: We use all over the house – in the bathroom, in the kitchen, when he wants to reach something, etc!